The Ethic of Reverence for Life

by Albert Schweitzer edited by O Society September 11, 2019 Excerpted from Civilization and Ethics (Part II of The Philosophy of Civilization translated by John Naish) Descartes tells us philosophizing is based on the judgment: "I think, therefore I am." From this meager and arbitrarily selected beginning it is inevitable it should wander into the path … Continue reading The Ethic of Reverence for Life

Schadenfreude Theater: Octopus Selfie

https://youtu.be/tZfj49uObE0 by Kevin McCarty edited by O Society August 23, 2019 Tacoma, Washington: When Jamie Bisceglia met up with some fishermen who hooked an octopus during a fishing derby in the Tacoma Narrows August 2, she saw an opportunity for an unusual picture. "It was a photo contest in the derby. So, crazy me, hindsight … Continue reading Schadenfreude Theater: Octopus Selfie

Moving Beyond a Propensity For Pretentiousness

by Clark Scott edited by O Society August 5, 2019 I have, for much of my life, had a propensity for mimicking birds. Most of my attempts havelittle noticeable effect, but some of my vocalizations lead to what seems to occasionally be emotional rebuttals. I sometimes wonder if this propensity of mine is an attempt … Continue reading Moving Beyond a Propensity For Pretentiousness

1500 Posts Later: My Experience Getting FaceBooked

Congratulations! You've made 1,500 posts on WordPress! Happy Anniversary with WordPress! You registered on WordPress.com 6 years ago. Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good work! ^ Message received ^ this week by O Society July 31, 2019 Got the above saying 1500 posts in a year, which is what, about 5 posts … Continue reading 1500 Posts Later: My Experience Getting FaceBooked

White Lion Cub Spotted in Kruger National Park

https://youtu.be/qKaIq7qA_ls Daily Mirror edited by O Society July 30, 2019 In-the-wild footage captures one of only 15 white lion cubs left in the wild at Kruger National Park in South Africa. The rare sighting was captured by Ramsay Horton in December 2018. Footage shows a family of lions including two lionesses leading a litter of … Continue reading White Lion Cub Spotted in Kruger National Park

It Is Not the Strongest of the Species that Survives But the Most Adaptable

edited by O Society July 28, 2019 “Yes, change is the basic law of nature. But the changes wrought by the passage of time affects individuals and institutions in different ways. According to Darwin’s Origin of Species, it is not the most intellectual of the species that survives; it is not the strongest that survives; … Continue reading It Is Not the Strongest of the Species that Survives But the Most Adaptable

The Precipitous Barbarism of Our Times

by Roberto Savio edited by O Society July 26, 2019 When all is said and done, it appears Thomas Hobbes, the 17th century English philosopher who had a dire vision of man, was not totally wrong. From the frivolous to the serious, in just a week we have had four items of news which would not … Continue reading The Precipitous Barbarism of Our Times